UPDATE: 3/30/2020 at 7 p.m.: On Monday, March 30, 2020, new details became available regarding a weekend double-homicide investigation.
The search for Keven Anderson and Helen Rattamasribounreuang came to an end in the late afternoon hours of Sunday, March 29, 2020 when they were found dead in a wooded area near Crawford Road near Ballard, WV.
State Police First Sergeant Andy Evans and his team were searching for the couple after they were deemed prime suspects in two incidents on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
The first incident happened around 2 p.m. Saturday when a pair of fishermen called 911 after discovering the dead body of an 11-month-old girl in Indian Creek near Hans Creek Road. When WVDNR police further searched the waters by kayak, they also found the body of a 7-year-old girl down stream.
“It was apparent right away that they had not died of natural causes…that this was a homicide,” Sgt. Evans added.
An arson investigation lead to the discovery of a meth lab at the couple’s home just hours before the bodies were found. Sgt. Evans was then able to put the pieces together.
“In the combination of these children and the knowledge of the arson and the meth lab, through investigation we found that these were the parents of those children,” Sgt. Evans said.
Nearly 30 law enforcement officers from agencies across two counties participated the efforts. Sgt. Evans added this is a case that will stick with all of them.
“This is a unique case because we have small children involved, so it always seems to amp the case up emotionally,” he said.
The case remains under investigation. Police are waiting for an autopsy report from the State Medical Examiners Office to determine how the couple died.
UPDATE: 3/29/2020 at 5:30 p.m. West Virginia State Police confirm that Kevin Andersen and Helen Rattamasribounreuang were found dead Sunday afternoon.
The investigation is ongoing.
Stay with 59 News as this story continues to develop.
BALLARD, WV (WVNS)– The West Virginia State Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department are looking for two people of interest in connection to the deaths of two children and a residential fire near Ballard, WV.
State Troopers, Sheriff’s Deputies, West Virginia Natural Resource Police, West Virginia Fire Marshall’s Office and other agencies are actively working an incident where two children were found dead in the Ballard area of Monroe County and very minimal details are being released at this time.
They have been searching the Ballard and Linside areas of Monroe County for the following persons of interest and do request the public’s help in their search:
40-year-old Keven Andersen, of Ballard, and 30 -year-old Helen Rattamasribounreuang, of Ballard.
Anderson is 5’9″, 140 pounds. He has Brown eyes and Brown hair.
Rattamasribounreuang is 5’7″ and 200 pound. She has Brown eyes and Brown hair.
Anyone with information on their locations should contact the West Virginia State Police-Union Detachment at 304-771-5100, Monroe County 911 Center at 304-772-3911 or Crimestoppers of West Virgina at 304-255-7867.